Otis College of Art and Design logo
Events
  • Campus offices and facilities are closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

    Ahamnson Hall and Galef Center are open Saturday May 23 and Sunday May 24, 9-6.

    Graduate Studios are open to those students who have approved access.

  • Patrons Circle Tour

    May 30| Special Event
    More

    Otis' Patrons Circle Tour of Downtown L.A.!

    Discover how the creative economy is transforming downtown Los Angeles.  Studios and galleries continue to move to the heart of our city and into areas that were off the beaten path just a year ago. Otis Patrons Circle members will enjoy an Otis-inspired tour of downtown L.A.'s vibrant scene.  

    Tour includes:
    Visit to Kent Twitchell's ('77 MFA) new studio, followed by a short ride to see a few of his downtown murals

    Inside peek of Cynthia Vincent's ('88 Fashion Design) fashion design studio

  • Design Week 2015

    Jun 21| Special Event
    More

    OTIS’ MFA GRAPHIC DESIGN PROGRAM HOSTS:

    Design Week June 21-27, 2015

    I AM THE CITY

     

    VISITING ARTISTS

    Field Experiments: Benjamin Harrison Bryant, New York and Paul Marcus Fuog, Melbourne And Karim Charlebois-Zariffa, Quebec/NYC

    www.field-experiments.com

     

O-Tube

Paul Soldner

Paul SoldnerPaul SoldnerPaul SoldnerPaul Soldner

 

"As an artist, I work with clay, bronze, photos and prints. From these mediums, I make objects for use. But their uses are varied. Some are functional, some are not. They are meant to sometimes surprise. Disgust or delight. Although made to be used. Use not be common. In its highest sense, such use is in the spirit. Of celebration. Of life. Enhanced. And perhaps, made more special."

Soldner ('56, MFA Fine Arts), internationally recognized as a major force in the evolution of contemporary ceramic art, has been an innovator in the field since the mid 1950s. He began his career at Otis as Peter Voulkos' first student, and went on to make several revolutionary advances in pottery equipment, including a type of low-temperature salt firing. He and his classmates, led by Chair Voulkos created the "California Ceramics Revolution" by combining Western materials and technology with Japanese techniques and aesthetics.

His work has been exhibited and collected by major museums world-wide. The film “Playing with Fire” celebrates the life of the artist who has been called the “Miles Davis of Ceramics” and “Father of American Raku.”

http://www.paulsoldner.com/